@Jaffasplaffa that’s what I think owen meant by "unless the patch is designed specifically for multiple cores"
that said, pd~ creates a new process, so its a bit heavy for many uses (e.g. synth voices), but it has it uses in some problem domains.
also it should be noted, multi cores are routinely used anyway on a Linux system by system processes, and many PD externals will create threads and so use other cores (my latest external does this), also the mother host would also be pushed on to the second core.
so it all depends how much of this is going on, but its probably fair to say, when running most organelle patches … a second core would not be utilised that much…
however, as I said, I’m running another process which consumes 15-25% cpu ,so a second core along with other misc processes, would probably run at about 30-40%, not too shabby
if I use processor affinity, I might get even better performance.
anyway, had my questions answered by supplier, now just have to decide if I pay more, and take the risk of a quad core, or go for a the low risk (and lower price) strategy of dual core…
(I’m tempted to get the wifi, even though I don’t think it’ll work… as then when I can finally get a new kernel to bulld, I can add the wifi support)
… the question about heat dissipation is a bit concerning, ive read the solid run thermal notes, and reference guide, and cant find any recommendations on when the heat sink is required, or ‘normal operating temps’ … as far I can see, all uSOM come with a heat sink, so I think they assume you use it. not sure, if this is going to become a necessity with more cores, though perhaps if heat is an issue, I could underclock.the cpu.
hmmm, a question I guess of “you pay your money, and takes your choice”, quite tempted with the quad…